Directory Manager, BDS’ Identity Management solution for the NHS, gains a foothold in Scotland.
Archives for October 2015
The Health and Care system is continuing its move towards delivering the digital personalised Health and Care vision, defined in FYFV, increasing its emphasis, investment and reliance on eHealth, EMRs and mHealth. Are we missing the focus and investment needed to upgrade the foundations and the technical and communications infrastructure to support the successful delivery of this vision?
Considerable focus – rightly so – has been placed at a local level, on clinical engagement and executive sponsorship to support this vision. We have also seen the formation of a system wide National Information Board, with its ambition to transform the Health and Care digital landscape outlined in Personalised Health and Care 2020 – A Framework for Action.
I love networks, they allow us to do what we do and most people, whether in the industry or not, get what they are. However, start talking about directories and understanding is not so clear. It’s just a list, right? Yes, but a little more as well.
To allow our corporate networks to run smoothly, and to deliver the most efficient service to users, we often need a little help from Active Directory. As well as delivering the services that make our networks usable, Active Directory provides the glue that binds organisations working in collaboration together.
Much has been said during recent years regarding the cloud. In contrast there has been limited uptake within the NHS for wholesale moves from on-premise hardware.
The majority of health and care organisations believe that clinical and corporate data is best secured within the confines of a building reassuringly located on their own estate. Conversely most cloud providers offer higher levels of security than are currently available within typical NHS data centres.